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Busting the Biggest Myths about Trenchless Sewer Repairs

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If you need sewer repair or pipe replacement and have been doing your research, you’ve probably already learned about trenchless sewer repair. This technique first became available to residential owners around 10 or 15 years ago, and avoids excavating along the entire length of the pipe, leaving your yard intact. How? Essentially, trenchless sewer repairs work by inserting a flexible liner into the existing pipe and then curing it in place so that it hardens and rehabilitates the pipe (this is called CIPP, or cured in place pipe). The process can be done from only a single access point, meaning no trenches are necessary.

You might be thinking either that this sounds like a stopgap measure or that it’s cost prohibitive — and you aren’t alone in that assumption. But you shouldn’t make any decisions before we’ve busted those common myths:

Are you more likely to call a trenchless sewer repair contractor, now that you know trenchless repairs are both durable and affordable? Join the discussion in the comments.

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